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30 May 2011
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Certification with Oracle Linux 6 [24217]
A Guide to ISVs Certifying Applications

"Certification with Oracle Linux 6," an Oracle Technical Article, covers the key points ISVs must consider in installing and certifying products on Oracle Linux 6. The paper notes that Oracle Linux, which ships with two sets of kernel packages -- Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, and Red Hat compatible Kernel -- is fully compatible in both source and binary with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). According to the article, in testing and certifying applications on Oracle Linux need only install their applications on Oracle Linux and verify the information presented in the article.
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12 Apr 2011
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Deploying Calendar Server on Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 with ZFS [24085]
Three-step Procedure Walks Readers Through

From the Oracle Wikis home site comes a procedure for Deploying Calendar Server on Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 Software with ZFS. The post includes both the three-step process and a startup troubleshooting guide as well.
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28 Mar 2011
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Linux Offerings: Oracle Linux and Oracle VM; RedHat Enterprise Linux; and SuSE Linux [24026]
Hardware and Software Release Levels Supported

Here, at a glance, as the site itself proclaims, readers can find a useful tabulation of the Linux Offerings with which Sun/Oracle's x86-based rack and blade servers and workstations are qualified. These include Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux. This is a dynamic site that promises to update as future offerings become available.
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27 Dec 2010
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Oracle’s Optimized Solution for WebLogic Suite: An Optimal In-Memory Data Grid Architecture: White Paper [23793]
Balancing Oracle Coherence Software with Oracle/Sun Servers

"Oracle's Optimized Solution for WebLogic Suite: An Optimal In-Memory Data Grid Architecture" is a technical white paper that discusses a drop-in implementation of Oracle Coherence running on Oracle's Sun servers utilizing Oracle Fusion Middleware components -- chiefly WebLogic Suite -- citing benchmark results that substantiate the scalability and performance of web-facing architectures. The results demonstrate that creating an architecture to transfer the burden of scalability from the vertically-scaled database tier to the horizontally-scaled grid can enable new levels of scalability in applications. Customers can use the best practices derived from this tested configuration to create an Oracle Coherence deployment that balances the Coherence software track with the appropriate Sun servers from Oracle.
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16 Dec 2010
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New Oracle Names for Sun Software [23742]
With Links

Many of the software products produced by Sun Microsystems have been rebranded since the Oracle acquisition. This is a useful table mapping the old names to the new names along with links to the Oracle (or other) home pages for those products.
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07 Dec 2010
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What's New in Oracle Linux: Part 1 [23716]
OCFS2 1.6 REFLINKs

In the first of a multi-part series on new and useful features in Oracle Linux 5.5, "OCFS2 1.6 REFLINKs" readers can learn about the shared disk cluster file system called OCFS2, whose volumes can be mounted on multiple servers simultaneously, while the file system keeps track of all the changes. OCFS2, the blog continues, is also POSIX compliant, which means that it will work well with just about any program running under Linux.
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